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Spinal Bumps Symptoms
I have a smal bump in lower back right above my butt - on the left, an inch or so away from my spinal cord. What could this be?
What is a palpable step off in regards to a pars defect and spinal instability? How to tell if i have one? Pars defect at L5 with bump on spine.
I have painless hard mass as lump or bump Under the skin in the spinal cord area which I can feel it when I touch but it's not visible from outside??
Major concern. I feel a zit shaped bump/lump behind my neck/right below hair/at spinal nerves area!feels hard like could be a bone/lump. It's hard ?
See doctor: The description of bumps in neck area suggests that these may be swollen /enlarged glands called lymph glands .These glands become firm or hard and palpable , mostly due to infection or some other reason . You may get some sore throat and fever .Consult your doctor,get examined and treatment . ...Read more
Variable!: Degenerative is part of the human condition. It can be silent (no symptoms). It is often associated with discomfort in the neck, mid back, and low back. If there is nerve or spinal cord irritation (compression, inflammation) there can be nerve symptoms (numbness, tingling , weakness, trouble walking, trouble controlling bladder and bowels). The problems vary widely in type & severity. ...Read more
depends: It depends in part on the part of the spine involved. When nerve roots are involved, it usually involves pain, numbness, or weakness along the distribution of the nerve in the arm or leg. If it is the spinal cord itself, then swelling can lead to numbness, weakness, clumsiness, loss of bowel and bladder control, and even paralysis and/or respiratory arrest. ...Read more
You can: but Its better to visit your doctor and discuss the issues. ...Read more
I think i might have had contact with someone that had spinal menegitis, how long after exposure will i get symptoms?
BACTERIAL: 3-7 days. Some recommend prophylactic antibiotics. Also i think there is a vaccine 2 think about after ur antibiotic course. ...Read more
What are the symptoms or signs of loosening spinal hardware. increased pain in area, fusion surgery 3 months ago. I go back to work tomorrow.
2 weeks ago, 1 shiny pink-white, perfectly round bump on left shaft. Hard to the touch. Size of a very sharpened pencil tip = tiny. No other symptoms.
Hi, for a while now I've had from what I can feel bump on the back of my head. It isn't painful and I don't have symptoms. should I get it checked out?
Yes...: You probably ought to have your doctor take a look at it just to be certain it is nothing to worry about. That way, you will hopefully find out what it is and get it treated, if necessary. Or, the doctor will tell you it's nothing and then you can stop worrying about it. Good luck to you!!! ...Read more
I have two white bumps on my tosnsils... One on each side... No other sympthoms.. What could this be?
Need more info: How big are the bumps? How long have you had them? Are these growing? Is there any bleeding from the bumps? What you think are bumps may be part of the normal anatomy of your tonsil. If these are not growing, not bleeding, you can wait to ask your doctor next time you see her/him. ...Read more
Depends on the area: Lumbar stenosis is most common and typically causes deep, aching buttock and leg pain that is worse with activity and relieved with rest. It may also cause sciatica, weakness and numbness in one or both legs. Cervical stenosis will often present as loss of coordination and may be more subtle. It may also result in radiating arm pain, numbness or weakness and neck pain. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Depends: Tumor in the bone can present with just pain. However if it causes compression of the spinal cord or nerves it can present with paralysis, weakness, altered sensation, bowel/bladder incontinence etc. So basically depends on location along spinal column and whether or not it causes nerve or cord compression. ...Read more
Positional sciatica: Symptomatic spinal stenosis usually presents as radiating pain down the sciatic region of one or both legs. Because of anatomic considerations, the sciatica is typically positional. Leg pain, numbess, and/or weakness predictably worsens after a short period with the spine extended (standing upright/walking) and improves with forward flexion of the spine (sitting/hunching forward/fetal position). ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Numbness, paralysis: Spinal cord injury affects the function of things below the site of the injury. There is a direct relationship between the spot on the cord damaged and changes below that point. So, the higher up the injury, the more damage is noted. This can be leg numbness or paralysis, the same for arms and if the neck is involved, breathing may be affected. ...Read more
Pain: Having a spinal abscess is associated with severe back pain, neurologic deterioration, fevers, chills, sweats, and elevated temperature. Of course, if surgery was performed there may be wound issues, such as drainage or dehissence.There are also lab work abnormalities that are associated with a spinal abscess. If suspected, i would recommend calling your doctor and consider visiting the er. ...Read more
Well not really: Of course you can have injury only to your cord but usually since there is a very heavily muscled and ligamentous and bony structures surrounding your cord - they can be injured as well. Ask yoru physician if you have an associated injuries. ...Read more
TOUGH AREA: First, not fully clear if non-penetrating trauma ever has caused or worsened ms, and the american academy of neurology does not feel there is sufficient evidence to indicate causation. Yet injury to the spinal cord may cause damage that could fluctuate such as a spinal stenosis and might mimic ms. This really deserves a more direct approach as you could have both. See a neurosurgeon.. ...Read more
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